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Your Academic
Liaison Librarians

The Academic Services Team provides support, teaching and training to students in information and digital literacy, and in how to get the most from library resources.

A photo of the Academic Services Team (as of 2018/19)

Your Academic Liaison Librarians can help you with: 

  • Referencing and Reference management
  • Finding and evaluating specialist resources, literature, evidence and information
  • Accessibility support for library resources


Rachel Hogg

  • Criminology; Law; Policing; Sociology

T: 01904 876699

Mon to Wed 9:00am–5:00pm / Thu 9:00am–12:30pm

Book a tutorial with Rachel


Katherine Hughes

  • Computer Sciences; Creative Writing; Data Science; English Literature; Geography; Languages, Linguistics and TESOL; Media and Film Studies; Religion and Philosophy

T: 01904 876228

Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm

Book a tutorial with Katherine


Clare McCluskey-Dean

  • American Studies; Children, Young People and Families; Early Childhood Studies; Education Studies; History; Liberal Arts Foundation Year; Politics; Primary Education; War Studies; Youth and Community

T: 01904 876324

Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm

Book a tutorial with Clare


Jane Munks

  • Business; Psychology; Counselling

T: 01904 876105

Mon to Fri 9:00am–5:00pm

Book a tutorial with Jane


Ruth Patterson

  • Biomedical Science; Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; Sport

T: 01904 876424

Tue to Wed 9:30am–5:00pm / Thu–Fri 9:30am–2:30pm

Book a tutorial with Ruth


Vacant post

  • Design; Drama, Theatre and Dance; Fine Art, Photography and Illustration; Media Production; Music; Music Production

Study Skills

Do you need help with essay writing or critical thinking? Having trouble with an assignment? Want to reflect on assessment feedback?

We provide guidance on searching and evaluating resources, academic writing and referencing. You can use our range of self-help resources or book a workshop or tutorial with the study development team.

Key Resources

Our Special Collections include the York St John University Historical Archive, the Rees-Williams Collection of Victorian and Edwardian Children’s Books.

Our Historical Archives date from 1812 and can be consulted by appointment by emailing

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